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of the deal by extending the debt ceiling. because they wanted to make the democrats vote on a budget. lou: how can so many members of our senate continued to spend whatever and the like they have on these procedural maneuvers. >> that is basically what the senate does. >> there i go. >> constituency to get the house and the senate together. no presidential leadership yet for a grand bargain. no sense that we can reform the tax system and entitlements. perform defense and have a ratial rational and reasonable defense. >> why in the world is the president of the united states not moving forward with a budget that would be a blueprint to resolving those proposals? >> the words that seem to be operative here are cowardice or oppounism. it has to be one of the two. >> to do the wrong thing continually is not the act of a coward. lou: are you saying that the president is incapable of doing the right thing? >>'m comparing how talented this man is. >> why doesn't he apply that? >> you know, that turns out to be laughable. the odds ar empirically before him. you know, that is just unreasonable. >>
over the budget or grand bargain over the debt ceiling has to include some kind of tax increase. >> gregg: keystone pipeline passed the senate, 17 democrats sided with the republicans on the keystone pipeline. does that increase the political fortunes and maybe prod the president to go against the environmentalists? >> it does. it passed the senate and support in the house. it definitely puts the burden on the president to make a decision about whether or not he wants to sign off on this project. from everything our reporters at roll call, decision is supposed to come in the second quarter of this year. it puts the pressure on him. >> gregg: a lot of environmentalists say the building of keystone pipeline will cut the carbon emissions, but that is whole another story. shira, good to see you. >> arthel: under orders to slash hundreds of millions of dollars, program aviation administration planning to close 149 air traffic facilities around the country. this will force pilots to coordinate among themselves on a controlled frequency. >> gregg: we are learning now more about the tra
for the upcoming battle over the next round of negotiations on the debt ceiling, which i think both republicans in the house and the democrats in the senate and the white house are going to say, you know, again try to find -- could they reach a grand bargain, any kind of bargain not only to raise the debt ceiling but bring down the deficit long term. the democrat budget, of course, talks about a big tax hike over ten years of about $1 trillion. republicans say they're not going to do that. they want to roll back obama care. these are the two outside extreme positions. that's where we're at now. going forward can they come together and find some middle ground? >> weigh in on that, lauren. is there really a chance for reconciling these two extreme budgets? >> i think david kind of nailed it here. when it comes to the budgets, they're just a little bit too far, but this budget process isn't a waste of time. i think it's promising that they went through regular order. this is something that the senate hasn't done. they haven't passed a budget this a long time. i think what we'll see is this may ope
they ought to be taking recesses when they are facing a sequester frankly. the debt ceiling back in 2011. half our time in the senate between january and june, half of our time was not spent on legislative business. in fact in 2011 alone, it was one of the fewest number of days we've been in session since 1992 and here it was coinciding with one of the event that created the highest level of policy uncertainty of any event over the last 20 years, surpassing the wars, surpassing the financial crises, september 11th. just to name some major events. and that debt ceiling debacle did more to disrupt the public's confidence in the integrity of the political process in washington. so you have to make your elected officials accountable. have you social media, you can build an online community instantaneously and you get a message multiplier. by doing that you can find out where your law makers are. are they in session five days a week? they should be working. these are things you can be doing now. these are simple solutions but concrete ones. how can you deal with the issues of our day in two a
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